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Ashgabat to host regular negotiations on Caspian Sea status

Politics Materials 6 March 2012 11:27 (UTC +04:00)
The next meeting of the Working Group on the status of the Caspian Sea will be held in Ashgabat on March 20, MEHR agency quoted Iranian President's Special Envoy for the Caspian Issues Mohammad Mehdi Akhundzadeh.
Ashgabat to host regular negotiations on Caspian Sea status

Azerbaijan, Baku, March 6 / Trend, T. Jafarov /

The next meeting of the Working Group on the status of the Caspian Sea will be held in Ashgabat on March 20, MEHR agency quoted Iranian President's Special Envoy for the Caspian Issues Mohammad Mehdi Akhundzadeh.

The meeting is expected to discuss unresolved issues regarding the convention on the legal status of the Caspian Sea and preparation for the next summit of the Caspian littoral states' heads.

The littoral states (Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Russia, Turkmenistan and Iran) signed the Framework Convention for the Protection of the Marine Environment of the Caspian Sea in November 2003.

In July 1998, Russia and Kazakhstan signed an agreement on the delimitation of the northern part of the Caspian Sea in order to exercise sovereign rights for subsoil use.

On Nov. 29, 2001 and Feb. 27, 2003, Kazakhstan and Azerbaijan signed an agreement on the delimitation of the Caspian Sea.

Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan and Russia signed an agreement on the delimitation of adjacent sections of the Caspian Sea on May 14, 2003.

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